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Google hires while Yahoo! fires

Global – On the same day when Yahoo! announced plans for its second round of layoffs in six weeks, Google is boasting 2011 as the biggest hiring year in company history with over 500 hires in Asia Pacific. After cutting about 700 employees last December, Yahoo! announced it will further lay off 1% of its …

What is the country that pays the highest bonuses?

Singapore – Bonuses for Singaporeans this year are set to be the highest in Asia for 2011. According to a recent poll by human resources consultancy firm HR Business Solutions (HRBS), bonuses for Singaporeans this year are set to be 17% of the annual base pay. That works out to be about two months’ salary, …

Women must wear bras at work: Court

January 16, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Business, Human Resources (HR), News and Society

BOSSES in Germany came out on top on Wednesday in a court ruling that said they can insist female workers wear bras. The State Labor Court in North Rhine-Westphalia ruled on a case between an airport security agency and its employees, the British newspaper The Daily Mail reported. Moreover, supervisors have the right to check …

Minimum wage sparks debate in HK

January 11, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Human Resources (HR)

Hong Kong – Policymakers in Hong Kong have set the country’s first minimum wage at HK$28 (S$4.70) an hour, but some are arguing it is not enough. Currently, hundreds of thousands of workers receive hourly wages as low as US$2 (S$2.6) an hour. Donald Tsang, chief executive of the government, said the minimum wage, slated …

Employers uncertain about Taiwanese talent

January 11, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Human Resources (HR)

Taiwan – More than 80% of US companies in Taiwan have expressed optimism regarding their business outlook for the next five years but they are worried about the local talent available. According to a survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham), recruiting skilled talent has become a crucial challenge for these companies. …

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